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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Orphaned by her mother and brushed off by her dad, fifteen year old Silvia Cotton had lived a lonely life. That is until when her father moved the family from the Highlands of Scotland to the Midlands of Wales. It is there she was enrolled in Bennington, a private boarding school, met the charming and rebellious Dickinson twins, Oliver and Alexander, and her regrettab Orphaned by her mother and brushed off by her dad, fifteen year old Silvia Cotton had lived a lonely life.
It is there she was enrolled in Bennington, a private boarding school, met the charming and rebellious Dickinson twins, Oliver and Alexander, and her regrettable life was changed forever. Locked into a fierce friendship with Alexander and lost to a whirlwind romance with Oliver, Silvia found herself torn away from everything she thought she knew.
Married too soon, she moved with Oliver to a rustic cabin deep in a Welsh wood and embarked upon a life she'd never planned for, surviving on hope she never knew existed and faith she never knew she had. She made her way through university and onto a career, only to surrender her ambition to raising her children and living a life that was strikingly "normal". But what is normal?
Certainly not what ensued in the wood. True love, faeries, friendship, loves lost and gained. Old magic, fate, doubt, strength and courage, Silvia's story could belong to anyone, but it is her own. Simple yet extraordinary, told in retrospect with wit and candor, Silvia recalls a life of joy and sorrow, laughter and tears.
As she unravels the tangled web of her days, she reveals the secrets that exist in an ancient wood, how hearts given freely can become the stuff of magic, and how true happiness was never any further than her own back garden. Get A Copy. Kindle Edition , pages. More Details Other Editions 1. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about After Forever Ends , please sign up.
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This masterpiece by Melodie Ramone. This has got to be one of, if not the most touching books I've ever read. I enjoyed every page, every detail, every minute I spent reading it. Before everything else, I think it's only fair that I warn you, dear reader, that this book is quite long. But the further I got into the story, the more I appreciated it. At some point I wished the story wouldn't end. It's that good!
Now I know the synopsis pretty much says what happens in the book. My blogger friend was wondering what the twist was but then I told her, "That's the point - there is no twist.
Unlike most books, After Forever Ends isn't hinged on some game changing twist. It's so much more than that. It's about life; life made whole by love in all forms. At first I thought it was going to be some epic love story ala Nicholas Sparks because of all the reviews I've read saying After Forever Ends is a real tearjerker. I did cry a lot, I'm not going to lie. What made the experience different for me was how the story touched me deeply.
I didn't cry because the story was sad. I cried a lot because the story was real. The synopsis reads, " Silvia's story could belong to anyone, but it is her own. Maybe that's the very reason why I was so touched by the story - I didn't feel detached from it. Everything about it was real - even all the magic that occurred in the wood. I laughed with them, I cried with them. Every bit of raw emotion the characters felt, I felt it too. A big part of the story's magic were the characters.
Just Silvia Cotton, as Oliver would lovingly call her, is such a strong character. I loved her from start to finish! She's attractive, strong, witty, and very relatable! There was never a moment where I felt like she was too good to be true or she was downright annoying. I loved that in every chapter of her life, you can see how much she's grown and yet she was still Just Silvia Cotton all throughout.
As for the twins, Oliver and Alex What a delightful duo! I know twins are connected in every possible way but this book took that on a whole different level. More than their being twins, I loved that their brotherhood was also emphasized. They complimented each other so well that when Silvia became a part of their lives, it was simply When I was finished, I felt so attached to the characters that I just thought, "It's over.
I can't believe it's over. From the character building to the flow of the story, her writing was superb! After Forever Ends is a captivating story about love and its magic and everything else in between. This is the kind of book that I'll want my future children to read.
This is the kind of book that leaves a lasting impression. This is the kind of book that, once it's over, you'll look back at your own life and contemplate. I know I did. I'm still hungover. View all 5 comments. Feb 05, Rachel R. My Book Empire rated it it was amazing Shelves: books-that-made-me-cry , romance , contemporary , book-boyfriends. Be just fine.
Well, maybe because I can't put it down, and because Oliver and Silvia are just so adorable that I can't afford to waste my time not reading about them. Right now, I really don't know how to start this review, because of the overwhelming emotions that I feel about the story. Let's see. We'll start at the first part of it, where Silvia was with her grand daughter Kitty. I honestly didn't know where this story was headed when I was reading the first few pages, but when she Silvia started reminiscing about her life at Bennington, the story picked up and the pacing was not too fast and not too slow.
The last part of it was just so heartbreakingly beautiful and very well-written that I can't stop my tears from flowing. After reading it, I was really contemplating about it. About Oliver and Silvia.. And I realized that both of them did have flaws, even if they weren't so obvious in the story because it is not the main point of it, but despite that, they loved and accepted each other wholeheartedly.
In the middle of the story, I was wondering what tragic thing will happen to them, really, I was waiting, but none came. And that's the beauty of it. I have never encountered such a perfect story, with no cheating and no trust issues and no barriers and no problems.
After Forever Ends
Orphaned by her mother and brushed off by her dad, fifteen year old Silvia Cotton had lived a lonely life. That is until when her father moved the family from the Highlands of Scotland to the Midlands of Wales. It is there she was enrolled in Bennington, a private boarding school, met the charming and rebellious Dickinson twins, Oliver and Alexander, and her regrettable life was changed forever. Locked into a fierce friendship with Alexander and lost to a whirlwind romance with Oliver, Silvia found herself torn away from everything she thought she knew.
Melodie Ramone: After Forever Ends
She is a wife, mother and author. A lifelong lover of music, she worked in the public relations sector of the music industry. She can be found delving into fringe Physics, reading anything she can get her hands on, knitting or writing her stories. Melodie Ramone opened the doors to her publishing company in , and published her own novel After Forever Ends , in the same year. Her second novel Burning down Rome , is available on Kindle and in paperback.
After Forever Ends by Melodie Ramone : Book Review
Told by Silvia, an old widow it is the tale of her love to her husband Oliver, whom she meets at the age of 15 and whom she loves ever since. The romance is heart-felt, realistic and magic at the same time as Ramone has created very likeable characters that are not always totally perfect but are trying to be. Although the book begins with Silvia at an old age and being widowed it ends on a positive note and left me happy and cheerful. It is a credit to this author to have handled the sadness as well as this and bring happiness to a time when forever has ended. I am massively impressed with this effort and urge you to see for yourself how lovely this book is. November 19, at am.
I'm scared to read this, to be honest. I think I need to schedule this when I'm free to just stay and bed and cry. Scary but intriguing. It's too long, you're going to need more than a day to read it. Like I said, it's not sad, it's just LOL just kidding! I loved it!!